The elephants knew, but how did they know?
"THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE THAT IS MUCH
Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller, “The Elephant Whisperer”, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the U.S. invasion in 2003.
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.
He is remembered and missed by his wife,
Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.
Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence's passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way: Walking slowly - for days - making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.
“If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous 'interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving. This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.”
Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!
But yet they knew where they were going.